The Treaty of Lisbon at 10: Fit for Purpose?
1 December 2019 marks the 10th anniversary of the EU’s Treaty of Lisbon. None of its predecessors of the last decades has been able to provide such a long-lasting constitutional framework for the EU. But is this anniversary really cause for celebration?
The last decade has left marks on the EU, marks which were induced by crises of the economy, of migration, of democracy, of membership (Brexit), of institutional battles and of Member States’ failures (in securing the Rule of law, in complying with EU economic policies etc.).
In a one-day international and multidisciplinary conference on 6 December 2019 organized by the IOS platform on European Politics and Policies, we will therefore mark the 10 year anniversary of the Lisbon Treaty and assess whether it has been fit for purpose in the past ten years and will continue to be in the future.
|09.30 – 10.00|
|10.00 – 10.15|
Opening and welcome; introduction to the topic – Ton van den Brink, Jean Monnet professor of EU Legislative Studies at Utrecht University
|10.15 – 10.30|
Europe @ Utrecht University prof. Janneke Plantenga (Dean of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance)
|10.30 – 11.15|
Key note speech – Desmond Dinan, Jean Monnet Professor at the George Mason School of Public Policy, in Arlington, Virginia. The Future of the Treaty of Lisbon
|11.15 – 11.30|
|11.30 – 13.00|
|14.00 – 15.30|
|15.30 – 16.00|
Tea and coffee break
|16.00 – 16.45|
Panel session “The Future of the Treaty of Lisbon”
Prof. Alberto Alemanno - EU Citizen Participation in the Union’s Democratic Life
Prof. Ben Crum (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
Prof. Linda Senden (Utrecht University)
|16.45 – 17.00|
Discussion and Conclusions
Institutions for Open Societies
The IOS platform on European Politics and Policies is part of Institutions for Open Societies (IOS), one of the four interdisciplinary research areas of Utrecht University. IOS research focuses on the development and growth of healthy open societies everywhere.
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